Laboratory facilities

Our laboratories offer excellent working conditions and are equipped with the-state-of-the art equipment and instrumentation. Here follows  more information on the specific instruments used for the various types of analysis and characterization.

Laboratory for thin film deposition

Deposition of materials from the vapour phase allows variation of their structural and chemical properties, allowing the production of materials with novel optical properties.

Our facility is centred around a Mantis Deposition Ltd. Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) system, which has Knudsen sources for deposition of II-VI semiconductors, e-beam sources for the addition of transition metal dopants, and atom sources for supplying gas dopants without the disruptive effect of ion bombardment. Additional vacuum systems permit thermal evaporation, ion-assisted deposition, sputtering and Matrix-Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation (MAPLE).



























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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